Cadillac was named the lead electric vehicle brand of General Motors last week.
Newly appointed GM President Mark Reuss said "We don't have any chances left with taking Cadillac to a really new place. This is pretty much it."
GM is ceasing operations at five plants in North America amid declining demand for sedans. Over the next two years, GM will double its resources for electric and autonomous vehicle programs.
Read the article at MSN.
There are two critical problems related to solving our cities’ biggest sustainability issues.
The first is how we move people and goods around as efficiently as possible. The second is how to keep a city moving while also reducing CO2 emissions.
HERE and SAP have partnered on a solution that tackles both obstacles. customers or a city’s transportation authority.
Read the article at 360.here.
Your Alexa at home and your navigation in your car both tell you how to find things, but in different ways. Until now, Alexa has been available through some cars that are manufactured for compatibility.
Amazon's Echo Auto connects cars with Alexa and its integrated devices at home via smartphone. Now HERE Technologies has developed a system combining Amazon's digital assistant and shopping tool with its own navigation as a product for car companies to offer in its models.
Read the article at Forbes.
Chevy had high hopes for the Sonic when it launched the small car in 2012 as a replacement for the old Aveo.
The only reason Chevy didn’t kill off the Sonic earlier, is that it could fill in the gaps on the line between Chevrolet Bolt EVs. But with sales of the electric vehicle gaining momentum it’s become less and less necessary to keep the Sonic.
Read the articlIe at The Detroit Bureau.
Car companies and the tech companies they work with seem to acknowledge the reality that most of the vehicles we find ourselves in are going to be driven by people.
At the CES in Las Vegas, several vendors demonstrated “digital cockpits” that dramatically improve the displays and controls with which drivers interact.
Read the article at USA Today.